Intensive German Courses

INTENSIVE GERMAN COURSES

intensive language training

Duration: 4 weeks, 20 days

Participants per class: max. 7 participants

When: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 12:30

Level: A1-B1

Lessons: 80 UE, 20 (UE *) per week

Price: 489 €

Each course level includes 160 UE *

UE * = lesson (45 minutes)

The courses take place from August to December in the morning.

 

Level A1


Our A1 Intensive German Course takes place in 2 modules: A 1.1 and A 1.2. These modules are based on the lessons of the textbook that which you are going to work with.

The modules are individually treatable and do not build on each other. Each course block is therefore open to all, even if the previous ones have not been visited.

 

German A1.1 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Welcome and Feelings: greeting and saying goodbye; asking about the condition; introduce yourself and others.
  2. Personal and professional information: talking about work and personal matters, writing business cards, writing a internet profile and writing short texts about yourself.
  3. Family: talking about the family and language skills.
  4. Shopping and furniture: giving advice and help, asking for prices and name prices; evaluating something.
  5. Objects and products: asking for words and name words; asking somebody to repeat something; describing something; expressing one’s thanks; completing product information and forms.
  6. Office & Technology: making Telephone calls, telephone strategies, e-mail and SMS.
  7. Leisure: statements about leisure activities; talking about hobbies and skills; to asking for something; expressing one’s thanks.
  8. Free time, appointments: how to make an appointment; making suggestions and responding to them, chatting, inviting and cancelling.
  9. Food, invitations at home: talking about food preferences, talking about eating habits; reading comics.
  10. Traveling, means of transport: making announcements, informing oneself, terminating telephone calls.
  11. Daily routine, the past: talking about the past, diary, e-mail, describing a daily routine.
  12. Festivals, the past: interviews, talks about festivals and travel, information texts.

grammar

Grammatical contents of the A1.1 course include:

  • Verb conjugation singular/ W questions
  • Verb conjugation singular and plural/ negation with “nicht”/ word formation “-in”
  • Yes/no questions, “ja-nein-doch”
  • Possessives “mein/dein”
  • Verbs with vowel change
  • Definite articles “der/das/die”
  • Personal pronouns “er/es/sie”
  • Indefinite articles “ein/ein/eine”
  • Negative articles “kein/kein/keine”
  • Singular-Plural/Akkusativ
  • Modalverb “können”/Satzklammer
  • Position of the verb in the sentence/temporal preposition “am, um”
  • Conjugation “mögen/möchte”/ word formation noun + noun
  • Separable verbs
  • Perfect with “haben/sein”/temporal preposition “von…bis”, ab, im

German A1.2 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Describing ways: directions, asking someone for help.
  2. Living: Something to describe and review, apartment ads, e-mail.
  3. In the city: place; asking for facilities, blog.
  4. Dates: offering help; asking for help; Responding to excuses, E-Mail: Arranging and postponing   appointments.
  5. Plans and wishes: expressing wishes and talking about plans, newspaper text, creative writing.
  6. Health and illness: describing pain; Giving advice; talking about illnesses, counselors.
  7. Statement and Character: Small talk, describing persons; reacting in astonishment.
  8. In the household: requests, diary entry, e-mail.
  9. Rules: how to say your opinion; talking about rules, newspaper column.
  10. Clothes: talk about clothing and evaluating; Reinforcing statements, forum posts.
  11. Weather: giving reasons; talking about the weather, blog, postcard.
  12. Celebrations and celebrations: expressing wishes; congratulating, invitations.

 


Grammar 

Grammatical contents of the A1.2 course include

  • Local prepositions/ Dative
  • Possessive articles sein-ihr/ genitive in proper names
  • Verbs with dative/ personal pronoun in the dative
  • Temporal prepositions “vor, nach, in, für”
  • Prepositions mit/ohne
  • Modal verbs ” wollen/sollen”
  • Imperative (Sie)
  • Preterite “war, hatte”
  • Perfect with non-separable verbs
  • Imperative (du/ihr)/personal pronoun in akkusative
  • Modal verbs” wollen/sollen”
  • Comparisons
  • Word formation “-los”/ Konjunktion “denn”
  • Subjunctive 2 “würde”/ ordinal verbs
  • Imperative (Sie)

Level A2


A2 level learners build on their A1 level knowledge and gain more confidence in their ability to express themselves in German. Our A2 German course takes place in 2 modules: A 2.1 and A 2.2. These modules are based on the lessons of the textbook which you are going to work with. The modules are individually treatable and do not build on each other. Each course block is therefore open to all, even if the previous ones have not been visited.


German A2.1 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Occupations and Family: talking about occupations; Tell family stories; Specifing order
  2. Living: giving interior tips, magazine texting, creative writing
  3. Tourism: review something; expressing preferences, tourist brochures and advertisements
  4. Shopping: shopping, expressing preferences
  5. Sightseeing: planning something together; how to report something, letter, postcard, internet entry, e-mail
  6. Culture: to suggesting / arrange something; reject a proposal; agree / agree, readership, event calendar
  7. Sport and Fitness: asking for advice; giving advice and making suggestions, fitness and nutrition planning, forum contribution
  8. Health and Illness: expressing pity, concern and hope.
  9. Life: expressing importance, reporting on a documentary
  10. In the restaurant: order in the restaurant; complaining / asking for something or to pay
  11. Company Profile: review something; congratulating and thanking, newspaper article, interview.
  12. Nutrition: interviews, expressing surprise; comparing something, factual texting

Grammar

The following grammatical contents are planned in the A2.1 course:

  • Possessive article “unser/euer”
  • repetition of perfect and simple past Wächse-prepositions with dative and akkusative
  • verbs with alternate prepositions Word formation nouns: verb + “- er” and verb + “-ung”
  • Adjective declination according to the definitive article
  • Adjective declination after definitive article temporal prepositions „über, von … an“
  • Subjunctive II: „könnte, sollte“
  • temporal preposition “zwischen”
  • temporal adverbs: “montags”
  • Conjunctions „weil, deshalb“
  • Adjective declination after null article
  • reflexive verbs
  • Conjunction “dass”
  • Conjunction “wenn”
  • temporal prepositions „über, von … an“

German A2.2 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Learning languages: reporting on language learning experiences
  2. Post and Telecommunications: Expressing Joy, Newspaper Announcement; Instructions for use, personal letter
  3. Media: talk about TV habits, factual text
  4. In the hotel: how to book a room or describe a way
  5. Travel : talking about travel habits, travel diary on the Internet, making comments on something
  6. Weather: talk about the weather, factual text
  7. Cultural event: convince / inspire someone; hesitant to respond to proposals, event calendar
  8. Books and press: express interest / disinterest, magazine text
  9. State and administration: ask for a report / description; report / describe something, Flyer
  10. Mobility: explaining something, instructions
  11. Education and occupation: expressing satisfaction / dissatisfaction, blurb
  12. Working abroad: expressing enthusiasm / disappointment, employee portrait

Grammar

The A2.2 course includes:

  • Conjunction “als”
  • Passive Present: Das Päckchen wird gepackt.
  • Verbs with Dative and Akkusative
  • Position of objects indirect questions: „ob, wie lange“
  • local prepositions: „gegenüber, an … vorbei, durch“
  • local prepositions: „am Meer, ans Meer“
  • Verbs with prepositions: „sich interessieren für“
  • questions and prepositional adverbs: “Worauf”
  • local prepositions: „Woher?-vom/aus dem“
  • Preterite modal verbs: „dürfte, konnte”…
  • Question: „welch-“
  • demonstrative pronouns: „dies-, der, das, die“
  • verb “lassen”
  • Conjunctions „bis, seit(dem)“
  • Relative pronoun and relative clause in nominative and akkusative
  • Preterite: „kam, sagte, … “

Level B1


Our B1 German course takes place in 2 modules, B1.1 and B1.2. The classification of the modules is based on the textbook, which you are going to work with.

The modules are individually treatable and do not build on each other. Each course block is therefore open to all, even if the previous ones have not been visited.

Learners of the B1 level can understand texts that mainly contain everyday or professional language. You can understand texts that tell of events, feelings and desires. You can speak in simple coherent sentences to describe experiences and events or their dreams, hopes and goals. They can tell a story or play the story of a book or film and describe their reactions. You can write personal letters and report on experiences and impressions.


German B1.1 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Friendship: describing people.
  2. Occupation and work: how to assess an experience from the past, like internship report, e-mail, confirmation, report.
  3. Living: talking about statistics, magazine text, statistics.
  4. Customer service: complain; Conversational strategies on the phone, complaint.
  5. Future: assumptions about future statements, survey: readers opinions.
  6. Invitations: semi-official invitations, guides.
  7. Consulting: Customer consultation talks.
  8. Career finding: taking a position, test.
  9. Health: keep a Presentation, health promotion program.
  10. Missed Opportunities: expressing disappointment; respond to disappointment, comment.
  11. Moments of happiness: commenting on something emotionally, blog post.
  12. Celebrating business: letters and e-mails: invitations, cancellations, promises.

grammar

Grammatical contents of the B1.1 course include:

  • Adjectives as nouns; n-declination
  • past tense
  • Relative sentences in the dative and with prepositions
  • Conjunctions local and temporal prepositions; obwohl, trotzdem, falls, da, während, bevor.
  • Future I
  • Conjunction “ob”
  • Infinitive with “zu”
  • Conjunctions  „da, während, bevor“
  • Adjective declination with comparative and superlative
  • Subjunctive II past
  • The past perfect tense with “haben” and “sein”; Conjunction “nachdem”
  • Genitive; Adjectival declination in the genitive; Preposition “trotz”

German B1.2 Intensive Course


course contents

  1. Language: how to talk about misunderstandings; asking questions and securing understanding.
  2. Further education: recommending something, course program, course offer.
  3. Applications: job interview, job advertisements, cover letter.
  4. Youth and memories: youth experiences, expressing importance; responding to stories.
  5. Biographies: retelling a life story, biography.
  6. Politics and society: Reportage, discuss, survey.
  7. Tourism: preposition at a press conference, how to give a presentation and make inquiries.
  8. Rules: discuss rules, factual text: house rules, guestbook entry.
  9. Concerts and events: radio interview, praising something, advertising text, blog.
  10. History: express historical events, wishful thinking, how to summarize events.
  11. Environment and climate: expressing consent; asking questions and expressing indifference, interview.
  12. Future visions: expressing conviction, magazine text.

Grammatical contents of the B1.2 course include:

  • Conjunctions and adverbs: „darum, deswegen, daher ect.“ / Preposition “wegen”
  • Present participle and perfect as adjectives: fascinating insight
  • two-part conjunctions „nicht nur … sondern auch; sowohl … als auch“
  • „nicht/nur brauchen“  + infinitive + “zu”
  • Expressions with “es”
  • two-part conjunctions „werder … noch; entweder … oder; zwar … aber“
  • two-part conjunction „je … desto/umso“/ Modal particles: denn, doch, eigenlich, ja
  • Conjunctions  „indem, sodass“
  • local and temporal prepositions „innerhalb, außerhalb, um … herum ect.“/ Passive present with modal verbs
  • Passive Perfect: ist eingeführt worden  / Passive Preterite: wurde eingeführt
  • Conjunctions  „an(statt)/ohne … zu“, „an(statt)/ohne dass“
  • Conjunctions „damit, um … zu, als ob“